Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC

Certificate In Developmental TA
and/or TA Psychotherapy

Certificate with Postgraduate Option in Developmental Transactional Analysis (DTA) and/or Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (TAP)

This programme is a work-based, very practical programme for those wishing to develop their competence in the professional application of transactional analysis.

It will be relevant to you if you are a coach, counsellor, teacher, trainer, facilitator, consultant, mediator, social worker, human resource professional, psychotherapist, or any other role where you have a professional responsibility for the development and growth of others.  

For coaches, the programme can fulfil the academic requirements for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council accreditation as Practitioner (EMCC EIA Practitioner).

The programme is also highly appropriate for managers, or potential managers, who wish to develop their own professional competence. Once coupled with at least 3 years of managerial experience, it can provide the necessary academic accreditation to obtain Chartered Manager status in the Chartered Management Institute. Participants can choose to focus on Strategic Leadership, Management Consultancy, or Management of Coaching & Mentoring.

Alternatively, for those at an earlier stage in their management career, it can lead to the  ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management.

It will be equally useful to anyone who wants to develop their own interpersonal skills and increase their understanding and awareness of the dynamics of childhood development, relationships, teams, families, organisations, institutions, communities.

It can also be attended by professionals who already have enough (non-TA) qualifications but would like to add transactional analysis to their repertoire and obtain Practitioner accreditation.

The International Centre for Transactional Analysis Qualifications (ICTAQ) Certificate, can also represent the first year of studies towards international accreditation as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and/or towards an MSc Professional Development.

TA is widely used internationally, has a robust background based on many years’ application in psychotherapy in addition to organisational consulting and training, educational, counselling and coaching specialisms.  DTA and TAP use the same theories - TAP focus is on cure and pathology and DTA is on development and healthy functioning.  

It also involves helping clients understand the structures and processes that operate within groups, teams, families, organisations, institutions and communities – so that they can more readily influence the contexts in which they exist, and in which they may have leadership responsibilities.

The program is led by internationally-accredited trainers, who also provide professional supervision/mentoring: this means that credits can also be applied towards accreditation by the international TA associations.

We also accept hours spent learning from our international TA colleagues, subject to some restrictions relating to the differences in training for psychotherapy versus developmental applications of TA.

The program run by Julie Hay TSTA (COPE) can be undertaken mainly through attendance at online webinars, with occasional workshops and summer schools in various locations.

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Course Summary

Course Duration:
Approximately  1 Year
10 x 12 hour webinars/workshops plus 100 hours professional practice and  at least 10 hours supervision (mentoring)

International interactive webinars with occasional workshops in Hertford UK, and  sometimes in other countries.  Some hours with other TA-qualified trainers may be credited 

Rolling programme of dates for webinars, so you can join the programme at any time - see downloads below, ​​or Contact Us to discuss your options

Programme Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements to join the programme although you must be able to handle the professional application and academic requirement of postgraduate level study

During the program, you will be expected to submit portfolios of evidence of work that you have done, accompanied by a reflective commentary that also demonstrates theoretical understanding

Evidence submitted may be in any language but must be accompanied by reflective commentaries in English

Certificate in Developmental TA - Overview (Also Year 1 of MSc)

Professional Intervention

Core Themes in TA

Individual Development

Interactions & Relationships

Group Processes

Organisations and Institutions

Importance of contracting, boundaries and groundrules, ethics & professional practices

Overview of all concepts, how they link, history & development of TA

Structural analysis, script matrix and related concepts, life positions, cycles of development, discounting, racket system, autonomy

Functional analysis, diagnosis of ego states, transactional analysis proper, strokes, time structuring, games and rackets, symbiosis

Group imagoes, leadership and followership, time structuring, games, stroking patterns group and family dynamics

TA organisational diagrams and models, systemic TA approaches, games, stroking and ego state patterns in organisations

Note:   These 'modules' are options against which students submit evidence of their professional activity - and which the programme of monthly themes addresses each year, updated as new material is published. The Professional Intervention module is a core requirement, as is a Learning Journal, and students then choose two  further  modules - so everything they are required to submit fits with the work they are doing – there is no requirement to undertake projects simply to obtain the qualification. There are no 'essays' as such, students submit reflective commentaries about their professional activities.

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You can apply to join the certificate programme - click here for the application form

Please note that we expect attendance at a few webinars, or evidence of prior TA learning with qualified TA trainers, as part of our intake process.  We want you, and us, to be sure the qualification matches your expectations before any mutual commitment (contract) is created.  We welcome anyone who wants to learn TA, whether or not they seek any qualifications.